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School board looks toward special election

May 8, 2013

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Williamsport Sun-Gazette continues its look at the key contests for municipal, township and school board nominations in the May 21 primary election....

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May-08-13 8:30 PM

Who is David Hines?

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May-08-13 8:14 PM

POOR LEADERSHIP IS THE PROBLEM! Get rid of Rich Emery! Why is it that all of the districts former Superintendents lived in the area and paid JS taxes... except this one? Why does this idiot get special treatment?

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May-08-13 3:40 PM

Anyone on that board (who cares about what these candidates think) who doesn't vote to close a school needs to go! Kelly Wasson knows the bottom line, she has attended enough school closure hearings to know the facts. As for Bethany Shrodo, no consolidation means tax hikes and that doesn't work for retired folks on fixed incomes.

Let's recap the budget options from last weeks Sun with this article: 1-raise taxes 5%, 2-raise taxes 2.7% and cut educational programs, or close a school and no tax increase. After reviewing past meetings, it is apparent the candidates are not in favor of option 3. Fresh, new and "emotional" are not what the taxpayers can afford.

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May-08-13 2:43 PM

"Special Election", redistricting, and "personal agenda's", before a major decision made by the school board sounds like T.R.O.U.B.L.E. for taxpayers. It is difficult to keep hearing about why closing a school is so detrimental to parents in the Nippenose Valley and why these "key PLAYERS" aren't thinking about the entire community who are paying for an unnecessary facility. I am from Region 3 and Harry Brungard needs more time to decifer which school needs closed? If the "five-year haul" has proven not enough time to choose, goodbye birdy. People wonder why no one can afford to live around here (FOR SALE signs everywhere), I can tell you why. Part of the problem has to do with making good choices and following through with them in a timely fashion.

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May-08-13 10:01 AM

Every childs education in the district is the "whole picture" and it obviously can be accomplished at an affordable cost to the taxpayers! If a school has been put on the block for closing and the district complies with the law to do so...get your emmotions/personal agendas out of the game and move forward! (five years is plenty of time to get with the program) President Helm states that "It's not personal" closing a school, but, NOT MINE...right Mr. Brungard, Loren Koch, and Kelley Wasson? (this is the hold up along with the Steinbacher and Stahl duo) See this is where voting for people you don't know about becomes tricky....Who is Mr. Hines?

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